Atlanta is my city, my home. It’s not just abundantly rich with culture and diversity but with delicious food as well. These are six of the best [at least in my opinion] restaurants in Atlanta. Before you continue reading this article though, I’d recommend grabbing a napkin really quickly. Your mouth is guaranteed to water.

These are in no specific order.

  1. Bantam + Biddy
    With two locations inside the perimeter Bantam + Biddy is the top place to eat if you are gluten intolerant, gluten sensitive, or have Celiac disease. Bantam + Biddy’s food is not only delicious but primarily gluten free. Their food ranges from grits to Salmon so there is sure to be something for everyone. Don’t forget to order a mimosa. What I recommend:  Chicken Tenders w/ duck fat fries and a side salad with the ginger dressing. You are sure to fall in love with the wasabi honey dipping sauce.bb2
  2. Sun in my Belly
    Ah, one of the best brunch places in Atlanta. The wait does tend to be long, but it is worth it. Sun in my Belly is in the really unique location of Kirkwood. They have an outdoor patio and a cute and cozy feel inside. What I recommend: The Belly Benedict made with two poached eggs, topped with chipotle hollandaise sauce and covered over bacon and honey glazed sweet potato hash. (Weekend only.) A nice cup of hot coffee goes nicely with it. (They even cater weddings!)Belly-Benedict-Sun-in-my-Belly
  3. Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt
      So, you’re either driving through Atlanta on your way to some place else or you’re a resident of the city, either way you should know about Daddy D’z. Considered to be the BEST place for BBQ in the city, Daddy D’z has a reputation like no other. In a convenient location next to 75 and 20, you have no reason to not stop by. What I recommend: The pulled pork platter with a side of fries and a coke. The portions are huge so unless you’re extremely hunger, go ahead and ask for a to-go box when you order your food.BluebirdDaddyDzB-008
  4. The Flying Biscuit
      Three Atlanta locations each as delicious as the other. Again, another amazing yet crowded brunch location. Whether you’re in the mood for a light salad or a heavier brunch and a cup of coffee, The Flying Biscuit is where you want to eat. Especially if you are gluten-free as they have an abundance of options. What I recommend: Famous Flying Biscuit Breakfast with a side of grits, sausage, and a cup of coffee or hot tea.ls
  5. The Vortex
    The Vortex (with two locations in Atlanta) is mainly known for their mouth-watering burgers. They may sound or look disgusting but you know what they say, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. Or, a burger by it’s name. (House rules state that customers must be 21 years or older to dine here.) What I recommend: The Fat Elvis Burger (peanut butter, bacon, minus the bananas) with a side of their delicious tater tots and a coke.2013-07-30-20.33.28-1024x629
  6. Le Petite Marche
    Le Petite Marche placed in Kirkwood village is another great brunch spot and is often crowded on weekends. However, much like the rest of these places, it is very much worth it. A cute cafe with an outside patio and indoor decor that reps the city’s hoods in a classy way, makes for a homey feel. Just order at the counter and they’ll bring it out you. There is a fridge up front where you can pick out a cup of fresh orange or a Dr.Brown’s soda. All you can drink coffee is right in the middle. (Yes, all you can drink coffee.) What I recommend: The French Toast Sandwich. Need I try and persuade you more? 15-restaurants-Atlanta-3So, if you live in the area or you’re just driving through, find one of these places and experience some of the best food that this beautiful city has to offer. Is your mouth watering yet?

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Ashlee Fowler

Twenty-two. Fiancée to co-founder and fellow contributor Adam Kappel. Caffeine, comics, and comedy.

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